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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome: Part 1 | Dr. Lisa Radosta | VETgirl Veterinary CE Blog

Today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education blog is by veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Lisa Radosta from Florida Veterinary Behavior Service on Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) or Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD); these terms are often used interchangeably. With our aging pet population, we veterinarians are seeing more behavioral problems in dogs (typically over 9 years). In current studies, 22-28% of elderly dogs showed at least one sign of CDS. So, what should we do? We want to make sure to monitor our patients for DISHA, which stands for:

Disorientation
Interactions (changes in)
Sleep Wake Cycle (changes in)
Housetraining
Anxiety or Aggression

In Part 1 of 3, Dr. Radosta explains how to use a screening tool in our dogs > 10 years of age. Looking to learn more? Sign up for our subscription to tune into all our podcasts!

One thought on “Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome: Part 1 | Dr. Lisa Radosta | VETgirl Veterinary CE Blog

  1. I love it that you are talking about CDS! I will be seeing Dr. Gary Landsberg this weekend as he is giving a talk at the Uni of WI – School of Vet Med’s behavior program.

    “Do the pet a favor – and ask about Behavior!”

    Thanks for getting the word out about our Senior pets! Dave

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